Watch Stops 2011: Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Rises Again

Some may remember the designer of the original Rodolphe Watches – Rodolphe Cattin. When those watches first hit the scene years ago, I liked them. They were big, bold and dramatic. Then, of course, the relationship between Cattin and the Franck Muller Group (which purchased the brand) went south, and Rodolphe Cattin left. Now, Rodolphe…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE –Ritmo Mundo Colors the World

Ritmo Mundo, a young watch brand with a lot of gusto, has unveiled its newest generation of the very creative Persepolis and Puzzle lines. The Persepolis, a round watch that revolves in its case and is two-sided, now comes in a fantastic array of color-gemstone-set bezels that range from approximately $12,000 and up and are…

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Watch Stops 2011: GTE — Louis Moinet Shoots for the Stars

Showing at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) Louis Moinet – whose tag line is “Mechanical Art in Limited Edition” —  unveiled its newest Astralis, or astronomy-inspired watch: an alliance of three high-tech mechanisms, including an astral tourbillon (with a plate behind the tourbillon at 11:00 made of aventurine), a split-second  column-wheel chronograph with star hand…

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Watch Stops 2011: Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

For much of January you have heard us refer to the SIHH as the first trade show of the year, as the world’s premiere luxury watch show and as THE place where many of the world’s foremost brands showcase their newest inventions. Additionally, we have been bringing you pre-SIHH news and products, as well as…

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Watch Stops 2011: SIHH — Audemars Piguet and a Legacy of a Different Sort

This year marks the 10th and final year that Audemars Piguet will work with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a collaboration that has not only lasted 10 years, but also has sold collector Royal Oak  watches with Schwarzenegger’s “co-touch” on it, and has raised more than $10 million for his charity, the After-School All Stars Foundation for…

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Watch Stops 2011: SIHH Greubel Forsey IP2

Watchmakers Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel continue their quest for perfection and pursuit of excellence. Their newest piece is the Invention Piece 2, Tribute to the Quadruple Tourbillon. The tourbillion cages have been moved and one double tourbillion cage is now at 1:00, while the second double tourbillion cage is at 8:00. The watch has…

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